SSG coach Kim Won-hyeong announced a breakup with foreign pitcher Eni Romero, who is suffering from shoulder pain.
In response to a question about Romero, who is currently being rehabilitated in the United States ahead of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League away game against KT at Suwon KT Wiz Park on the 18th, Kim said, “I think I need to prepare (as a new pitcher). The purpose of treatment “I’m on my way, but there’s nothing special about it. I think I’ll have to prepare as a different player.” In the meantime, when asked about Romero, he did not say that he was “rehabilitating”, but on this day, he mentioned the possibility of a direct replacement.
Left-hander Romero raised expectations as the first starting pitcher to replace Wilmer Font, who won 13 wins (6 losses, 2.69 ERA) last year. However, Romero is in a situation where he cannot promise when to throw because of shoulder pain. He went to the United States on the 3rd and is receiving rehabilitation treatment. Manager Kim emphasized, “April is over now. Even if you throw the ball now, you have to build your body for at least a month and play in the second team. A lot of time has passed. I think I need to find another alternative.”
Currently, SSG is busy looking for a new foreign pitcher. Foreign player recruitment managers in the US are diligently selling their footsteps, but the market situation is not very good. In particular, finding a high-level foreigner is like picking a star from the sky. Recently, he went to the brink of signing a player on the recruitment list, but the player said he would “challenge more in the big leagues” and the recruitment was canceled.
Manager Kim said, “In the past, 200 innings was the standard for a quality pitcher in the major leagues, but now many clubs feel the burden of 200 innings. It’s because if you get hurt, it’s a loss to the club.” “Every team is paying attention to pitcher management. Even the players in the minor leagues seem to be unable to let go of their dream of entering the big leagues.” 메이저사이트
Fortunately, local ace Kim Gwang-hyun is scheduled to return to Incheon Kiwoom on the 21st. Manager Kim said, “Currently, the rotation is running normally. Still, I conveyed to the club that I would like foreign players to be recognized as the best players possible.”